When it comes to shipping, the chargeable weight of a shipment is not simply calculated based on the weight of the cargo. Freight forwarding companies like Winsky must also consider the space a cargo occupies since a carrier has limited space.

For instance, between a shipment of steel and cotton. The steel shipment is likely to weigh more while the cotton shipment will weigh less but take up more space. This is why freight forwarders consider both the volumetric weight and the actual weight of the cargo. The higher value between the two is chosen.

You can access our chargeable weight formula here.